It’s been 400 years since William Shakespeare shuffled off to wherever he is now, and the Fringe guide is filled with his plays—possibly even more productions than usual, which...
This award-winning devised piece from Two Destination Language clearly deserves its second festival run.
Bodies are awkward, difficult things.
Award-winning company Theatre Movement Bazaar, (Anton’s Uncles, Track 3), returns to this year’s Fringe with their new show Hot Cat, an inspired take on Tennessee Williams’ C...
“Good morning, good day!” So begins the best classic musical you’ve never heard of.
The centrally-located art gallery, Dovecot Studios, has provided a lovely break from the madness of fringe with its current offering of exhibitions.
If the idea of tasting various French champagnes at an extremely shiny table in a marble Georgian library sounds appealing, well, here you go.
This is not for everyone.
Like many Free Fringe shows, this
one is hard to categorize.
KD Theatre’s Anything Goes is cheerfully cheesy, well-done Cole
Porter in an hour and a half.
Liz Lochhead’s solo spoken word show at Assembly Rooms opens with songs from Joni Mitchell’s delicately moody album ‘Blue’ on the sound system; appropriate not only for her…
Neil Simon’s comedies are wonderful, but quite a few of them have aged badly.
Christine Devaney and Hendrik Lebon polled a group of children on what they’d
like to see in a show.
This particular Earnest is a serious comedy by very young people.
Dinner is Swerved starts at 11:30 pm, so it isn’t really dinner —
more like a midnight snack.
This production of David Mamet’s
play Oleanna is almost unwatchable, which is to say it’s
You really, really want to like this little musical.
Words of warning: this production is entirely in Welsh (the title means “No thank you”).
You’ve probably seen the posters featuring a half-naked man covered in oil- exactly what Herman Hesse had in mind when he wrote his classic philosophical novel.
Farce is easy to laugh at and difficult to perform.
Charles Dickens’ works adapt beautifully into one-man/-woman shows.
There are some excellent
one-woman shows out there, but this one doesn’t have much to offer.
In all the noise and bustle of Edinburgh during August, this was a refreshing and quiet event.
This show has an attractive title and a premise brimming with potential: a series of scenes between Hamlet and Ophelia in the years prior to the events of Hamlet, combined with dia…
For a minute, I thought I’d walked into a puppet theatre version of The Duchess of Malfi.
Danny O’Brien is genial stand-up, although the standard for geniality in comedians is pretty low.
A decent show is worth the price of a ticket and a bad show isn’t, but in the case of Conversations with Boring, Ugly People, I’d pay good money not to have to watch this exerc…
This new one-man show from South African theatre company Hello Elephant
is by turns heartfelt, amusing, and pleasantly evocative of a morning run
Hats off to 8pB Theatre Company’s extremely young cast.
It’s a rare thing when the venue is more intriguing than the performance.
We’ve all been there—the post-show discussion that goes on for too long or goes nowhere at all.
Some cakes are just disappointing and better left unmade.
The Improsarios pride themselves on doing improv that’s not just comedic.
Outstanding Danish and Finnish comedy duo Ivan Hansen and Pekka Raikkonen look like two schoolteachers.
People like Star Trek.
Two good things: this show is free and the Masters of Drip, Michael Friederich and Gavin Rankin, don’t seem to have dripped anything on their immaculately clean white shirts.
Warning: this show opens with a man middle-aged man clad only briefs.
What with the recent Les Miserables fever, everyone has been fussing over Victor Hugo and ignoring that other cheerful scribe of poverty and dying children - our very own Charles J…
American jazz with a Scottish accent? Well, why not? Go sample this strange but still palatable cultural fusion in the basement of the Valvona and Crolla café.
The Cow Play is a trivial comedy about serious things.
From the title, I thought this show might be like Glengarry Glenn Ross with more jogging.
If you’re going to offend, you’d better do it using a massive chorus, a few good tap numbers and a rousing finale.
During a sex scene in the film Annie Hall, Woody Allen’s character announces from beneath the sheets, ‘This is the most fun I’ve ever had without laughing.
Don’t worry, this is indeed a show about Charlie Chaplin.
Fred Astaire singing ‘Night and Day’ is a good way to start anything.
I appreciated Forth Children’s Theatre’s stunning production of this mess of New Testament musical.
After What Comes Before is a Dr.
The image of Shakespeare’s Juliet, awakening from her sleeping draught to gaze upon her dead lover, is unforgettable.
The Boy Who Lost Christmas, by The Young Actors Company/Engineerium, is an absolutely lovely piece of children’s theatre.
If musical theatre was a sandwich, plot would be the pickle artfully placed on the side of the plate.
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